Illinois Media School

455 Eisenhower Lane South
Suite 200
Lombard, IL 60148

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Main telephone 630.916.1700
Main telephone (TTY) 630.916.1700
Virtual campus tour Find more information on this website
Request more information Email
Other sites 530 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Contact person name Vanessa (Hernandez) Norton
Contact person title Director of Compliance
Contact person e-mail Email
Contact person phone 331.330.4953
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Public or private Private
Type of school Radio and Television Broadcasting
Sports Broadcasting
Audio Production
Film and Video Production
Digital Media Production
Date founded 1989
Degrees offered Diploma in Radio & TV Broadcast
School accreditation Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges; approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education
Specialized accreditation N/A
Specialized licensure N/A
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act eligible training provider N/A
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Yorktown Center
Population of city the school is in 43,990
Distance from campus to city center 2 miles
Public transportation to campus Metra train. From Downtown Chicago, CTA transit.
Student parking on campus Lombard - Free parking
Campus size N/A
County DuPage
Visitor information website Find more information on this website
School visit availability By appointment. Monday-Thursday 9am to 7pm, Friday 9am to 3pm. Saturday availability, please call campus.
Contact to set up school visit Admissions Department, Joe Painter
Additional information
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Number of full time, male students 60
Number of full time, female students 17
Total number of full time students 77
Total number of male students 60
Total number of female students 17
Total number of students 77
Black 25%
Hispanic 22%
White 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown 2%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 0%
Number of states and territories represented 2
Percentage of students from outside the US 0%
Number of countries represented 0%
Other age of student information 18-24
Percentage of students 25 or older 61%
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Costs (for proprietary schools) $17,590.00
Tuition refund policy See school catalog for tuition refund policy.
Deferment plan (you can pay part of your tuition at the start of the term and the rest at the end of the term) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Pre-payment plan (if you pay your entire tuition when you enroll, you don't have to pay higher prices if tuition increases) Yes
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
Other tuition payment plan information Private loans and extended payment plans.
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Financial aid contact person Jon Carlo Campos
Financial aid contact title Financial Aid Coordinator
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 630.916.1700
Financial aid office website
Submit these forms FAFSA, school's financial aid forms.
Other requirements See school catalog.
Application deadline (for fall term) continuous
Letters about aid sent to applicants At time of financial aid appointment
School year financial aid data is from 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
Percentage of students who received financial aid 94%
Average amount of financial aid awarded
Loan N/A
Grant from the school N/A
Grant from state government N/A
Grant from federal government N/A
Percentage of students awarded each type of financial aid
Loan N/A
Grant from the school N/A
Grant from state government N/A
Grant from federal government N/A
Other proprietary school aid information N/A
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 100%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $9,500
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Other loan program information Private loans are available to those that qualify.
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Other need-based scholarship information Contact the School's Financial Aid Department for more information on need based scholarships.
Student employment
Other work study information N/A
Veteran's benefits
Veteran's benefits, such as the GI Bill, are honored Yes
Other financial aid program information College Completion Grant is available to those that qualify.
Proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Joe Painter
Admissions contact title Regional Director of Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 630.916.1700
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
Open admissions policy applies to N/A
Groups or programs with a different entrance difficulty level N/A
Groups receiving preferential admission (first or special consideration) N/A
Number of male applicants accepted 84
Number of male applicants who enrolled 84
Number of female applicants accepted 38
Number of female applicants who enrolled 38
Total number of applicants accepted 122
Total number of applicants who enrolled 122
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Required high school courses N/A
Postsecondary education See school catalog for full admission requirements.
Other education requirements for admission See school catalog for full admission requirements.
Admission is available Continuous enrollment
Application deadline Continuous enrollment
Other information about applying See school calendar for list of program start dates.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Application fee $125
Submit these items:
Application Required for all students
College transcript Recommended, but not required
High school GPA (minimum) N/A
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for all students
Letters of recommendation (#) N/A
Other application materials See school catalog for admission requirements.
Required exams N/A
Recommended exams N/A
Other information about exams N/A
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) N/A
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class N/A
Percentage in top 25% N/A
Percentage in top 10% N/A
Letters of recommendation N/A
Admissions contact person #2 Jamie Hambrick
Admissions contact title #2 Campus Director
Admissions contact e-mail #2 Email
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Certificate or diploma Yes
School catalog website Find more information on this website
To get a catalog Vanessa Norton
Academic calendar 2 semesters
Grading system Letter grades and pass/fail
Number of faculty on campus 15
Student faculty ratio 13:1
Average class size
Lecture 15
Laboratory 15
Discussion 15
Evenings Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
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Housing contact person Jamie Hambrick
Housing contact title Campus Director
Housing contact e-mail Email
Housing phone 630 916 1700
Housing office website N/A
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Academic advising Yes
Tutoring Yes
Basic job skills Yes
Student lounge Yes
Disabilities contact person Jamie Hambrick
Disabilities contact title Campus Director
Disabilities contact e-mail Email
Disabilities contact phone 630.916.1700
Disabilities services website
Number of students with a disability served in a recent year 0
Barrier-free campus Yes
Designated parking Yes
Learning aids Yes
Registration assistance Yes
Tutors Yes
Low-income students Yes
Veterans Yes
Other groups who receive additional services See school catalog for more student services provided.
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
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Career contact person Dustin Lingemann
Career contact title Director of Career Services
Career contact e-mail address Email
Career contact phone 630.916.1700
Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 83%
Was counseled by the career services office 100%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.